Celebrate the Holidays in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

December 6, 2012

Las Posadas

The holidays are a time for family, food and fun activities and that’s why Old Town San Diego State Historic Park has events planned for all ages to ring in the holiday season this December.

On Sat. Dec 15, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park hosts Holiday in the Park. All of the museums, stores and restaurants in the park will be open and richly decorated. Guests will enjoy special holiday treats, activities and extended shopping hours, along with strolling carolers on this evening until 8 p.m. Guests will also be able to view gingerbread houses in the merchant shops and enjoy s’mores by the bonfire. A visit from Pere Noel (Santa Claus) to the Fiesta de Reyes plaza will delight visitors.

The beloved Las Posadas procession is hosted on Sunday, Dec. 16. This centuries-old tradition is being celebrated in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park for the 62nd consecutive year.  The Park Merchants Association and Write Out Loud reenact the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph through the town of Bethlehem.  The event begins at 2 p.m. with a musical pre-show in the state park, with the live theatrical procession starting promptly at 5 p.m.  A piñata party and bonfire follow at 6 p.m.

During the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, winter evenings are celebrated in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.  Join carolers and other performers from dusk to 9 p.m. Free s’mores ‘round the bonfire are the highlight of the evening.

Fiesta de Reyes, Old Town San Diego State Park, Write Out Loud, and the Old Town State Park Merchants Association are sponsoring these events. There is free parking available in the Caltrans parking lot on Taylor Street in Old Town after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

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